We just found out that the Covered Bridge Dance is the same day as our celebrated Family Dance Party and Picnic on August 5th. I’m not sure how that happened, but I hope you have enough dancing for both! This one is my baby because I have always loved live music and would like to expose my kids to a broader variety than the ‘children’s music’ genre. Not all ‘adult music’ is appropriate, though, or it happens late at night in a bar or both, so this is my library solution to that problem.
I love Miss Maybell & Slimpickins whose music is fun and danceable, but with wholesome lyrics. As a bonus they are a cultural experience. We will have them on the lawn beside the library at 5pm so families can come. Sweeney Sensations will return to us with a barbecue dinner to purchase for $5. We encourage lawn games, screaming, and running as well as dancing. If you’re not into that, bring your most comfortable lawn chair!
Last year it rained and we still had a blast inside the Library, but this year we will have a rain location at the Whitney Center. I hope we will see you all there for this community party!
Here is what is new and coming this week.:
- New Fiction
- The death of kings by Rennie Airth. Find it at F AIR.
- My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry by Fredrik Backman. Find it at F BAC with a NEWish sticker.
- The accomplished guest by Ann Beattie. Find it at F BEA.
- In the unlikely event by Judy Blume. An older book but an excellent addition to our LARGE PRINT options. Find it at F BLU with a NEWish sticker.
- The Late Show by Michael Connelly. Find it at F CON after 7/18.
- Miss Portland by David Ebenbach. Find it at F EBE. I read about this in our new independent review magazine: Foreword Reviews. It sounds terrific and set locally.
- You’ll never know, dear by Hallie Ephron. Find it at F EPH.
- Whispers beyond the veil by Jessica Estevao. Find it at F EST.
- All the single ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank. Find it at F FRA.
- The Goddesses by Swan Huntley. Find it at F HUN after 7/25.
- Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. Find it at F KHO.
- Book one and book two of The Fryeburg Chronicles by June O’Donal. Find them both at F ODO and with a NEWish sticker.
- Woman of god by James Patterson. Find it at F PAT.
- The ministry of utmost happiness by Arundhati Roy. Find it at F ROY.
- House of spies by Daniel Silva. Find it at F SIL.
- Mothers and other strangers by Gina Sorell. Find it at F SOR.
- Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore by Matthew Sullivan. Find it at F SUL.
- The Lying Game by Ruth Ware. Find it at F WAR after 7/25.
- In this grave hour by Jacqueline Winspear. Excited to have the latest book in our new Maisie Dobbs series! Find it at F WIN Ma.13.
- New Nonfiction
- Children’s Rights by John Wall. Find it at 323.3 WAL.
- Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman. Find it at 582.13 ELL.
- A dog in the cave by Kay Frydenborg. Find it at YA 636.7 FRY.
- The cabin by Dale Mulfinger. Find it at 728.7 MUL.
- Along the Appalachian Trail by Leonard M. Adkins. Find it at 796.51 ADK.
- Desperate steps by Peter Kick. Find it at 796.52 KIC.
- AMC’s best day hikes in the White Mountains by Robert Buchsbaum. Find it at 917.42 BUC 2016.
- Tales of the 10th by Jeffrey R. Leich. Find it at NH 940.54 LEI.
- Empire Made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India by Kief Hillsbery. Find it at 954 HIL.
- New in the Children’s Room
- Moto and me by Suzi Eszterhas. Find it at ANIMALS j599.75 ESZ.
- 40 knots to know by Emily Stetson. Find it at MAKE j623.88 STE.
- Who was Betsy Ross? by James Buckley. Find it at USA j973.3 ROSS.
- Ice Age by Stewart Ross. Find it at WORLD j560 ROS.
- The good for nothing button by Charise Mericle Harper. Find it at ER HAR.
- Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli. Find it at GN NAP.
- The shadow cipher by Laura Ruby. Find it at jF RUB.
- The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat. Find it at jF SOO.
- New for Young Adults
- Tilt by Ellen Hopkins. Find it at YA F HOP.
- We are okay by Nina LaCour. Find it at YA F LAC.
- The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Find it at YA F LEE.
- Solitaire by Alice Oseman. Find it at YA F OSE.
- An ember in the ashes by Sabaa Tahir. Find it at YA F TAH.
- Here lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill. Find it at YA F TER.
- A dog in the cave by Kay Frydenborg. Explores the relationship of domestic dogs and wolves. Find it at YA 636.7 FRY.
- New Movies
- This beautiful fantastic /. Find it at DVD THI.
- The Zookeeper’s Wife. Find it at DVD ZOO.
- New audios
- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Find it at CD F QUI.
- The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson. Find it at CD F STE.
We have certainly seen an uptick in our library traffic and lots of happy faces returning for the summer! I just came back from our summer vacation to the AMC Cold River Camp in Evan’s Notch. We did some light hiking with the kiddos, ages 5 and 7. (We said Adventure Walks, though, so they wouldn’t spook.) Both kids made friends with whom they ate all their meals and played all day leaving me with to do nothing but sit in the sun and read. I finished The Bullet and The Fifth Petal. Both were firmly summer reading – they kept me entertained but didn’t challenge me much. I am surprised, though, to find myself thinking about the plot of The Bullet, though. Imagine discovering in your 30s that you have a bullet in your neck that you didn’t know was there!?
What are you reading?